When you think of the word ‘condo,’ what comes to mind? Loft-style with high ceilings and exposed brick? Floor-to-ceiling windows? Open concept? Two story? Construction of condominiums in the Twin Cities metro has exploded over the past few years, whether it be brand new construction or converted warehouses or anything in between, you’re bound to find the condo of your dreams. Both Minneapolis and Saint Paul have discovered a sweet love in reviving old, barren warehouses into functional, artistic masterpieces that boast a community feel with a clubhouse, street-level markets, shops, and restaurants.
New construction condo developments have also been popping up in many suburbs over the past few years. Often featuring granite counter tops, Euro-style kitchens, walk-in closets, and floor-to-ceiling windows, the demand for condo properties has changed dramatically over the past years as more and more people seek the kind of lifestyle that condominium living affords. Many neighborhoods that were a bit drab, like St. Paul’s Lowertown and Northeast Minneapolis, have been rejuvenated and transformed with new condo developments, creating a vibrant place to call home.
One of the most enticing draws to condo living is you have all the benefits of home-ownership with none of the maintenance responsibilities, like cutting the grass, removing snow, or repairing outside structures, as the monthly association fee paid covers these. Another perk of condo living is the amenities that many condo communities offer, such as a clubhouse, pool, rooftop lounges, or fitness center, which fosters a sense of community. Some places even host game nights, movie nights, cookouts, and more – which is perfect for getting to know your neighbors! Condos can also be less expensive than buying a single family home, which is another benefit for many buyers.
With the increasing amount of condos being constructed in both St. Paul and Minneapolis, it’s become a popular choice by thirty-somethings as the close proximity to public transportation makes it a cinch to get to and from work for those who work in either downtown. It’s also easier to get out and about – catching a movie, getting dinner with friends, or grabbing cocktails. Plus, another benefit of living close to or in downtown means you’ll find yourself walking to many places, so you’re getting more exercise.
Want to buy a condo in Minnesota? Call Jeff Anderson and The Anderson Team at 612-386-8600 and he can help you navigate your purchase!